If you’re old enough to remember the 70s, or a connoisseur of the “Austin Powers” cinematic trilogy, the word “shag” may conjure up images of thick, boldly-colored carpet… or, perhaps more accurately, thoughts of a debauched nature on which we need not elaborate (groovy, baby). However, if you’ve been around the Milwaukee music scene recently, “Shag” will mean more to you than ugly flooring or cheap fornication.

Shag is a musical group, a “band of brothers,” four guys who exude a magical energy when they perform as a unit. Shag pushes their capabilities as a four-piece outfit to the absolute limit while appealing to the broadest possible spectrum of humanity. Yes, they are primarily a cover band… one of many out there. So what makes Shag so special? What sets them apart from the typical run-of-the-mill, garden-variety, you-see-one-you’ve-seen-’em-all cover band? Well…

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